While few GOP lawmakers have shown any indication of abandoning the president, the longtime TV journalist told CNN’s “Reliable Sources” that could change in a hurry ― in one set of circumstances. If polls keep trending toward impeachment, Trump won’t be able to count on Senate Republicans to save him, he said.
“If it continues to rise, Mitch McConnell will throw him over,” Donaldson said in comments posted online by Mediaite. “These Republicans will suddenly decide, ‘We’ve been conned! How could we be fooled?’”
I’m telling you something, if public opinion is strongly for the impeachment and the conviction of President Trump, he will be convicted in the Senate with the Republican help.
Donaldson also offered some advice for journalists covering Trump: